05/07/2021

Airlines offers plans to cancel flights to the Dominican Republic

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Due to reports of deaths of US tourists in the Dominican Republic, some airlines are allowing their passengers to change or cancel flights
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Due to reports of deaths of US tourists in the Dominican Republic, some airlines are allowing their passengers to change or cancel flights.

Delta Air Lines reported that it will give exemptions to passengers who have tickets to Punta Cana.

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Punta Cana. Dominican Republic. Photo taken from El Comercio

Those who wish to change their flight to the Dominican Republic on a different date must do so before November 20, 2019. While those who want to cancel the trip to the island, will get credit to fly to another destination.

In case your flight is to another location in the Dominican Republic, Delta indicated that it will work with those cases individually to reach an agreement.

On the other hand, American Airlines, Jet-Blue and Sun Country Airlines, assured that they will also work with those passengers who want to change or cancel flights to the Dominican Republic.

According to the analysts, cancellations of flights to the Caribbean country have increased dramatically after it was reported that at least 10 American tourists have died in this destination.

According to the minister of tourism of the Dominican Republic, Francisco Javier García, this number of deaths is statistically normal considering that annually the island receives at least 2 million American tourists a year.

In most cases reported it was determined that people died of natural causes. However, the three deaths registered in less than a week at the Hotel Bahía Príncipe continue to be investigated by the FBI and the Dominican authorities, because all the deceased died for the same reasons, in the same facilities.

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